U.S. choose delays sentencing of former Trump adviser Flynn

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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. nationwide safety adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court docket in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. Information/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Information) – A U.S. choose on Wednesday delayed the deliberate Dec. 18 sentencing listening to of President Donald Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser, Michael Flynn, however didn’t set a brand new date.

Decide Emmett Sullivan had been anticipated to place off sentencing after each Flynn, who has pleaded responsible to mendacity to FBI brokers, and america filed a joint movement to request the delay, citing the anticipated December launch of the Justice Division inspector common’s report on the origins of investigations into alleged Russian election interference. The inspector common stated final week he expects to launch the report on Dec. 9.

“The events count on that the report of this investigation will study subjects associated to a number of issues raised by the defendant,” they wrote within the joint submitting.

Flynn pleaded responsible in 2017 to mendacity to brokers about his 2016 conversations with Sergey Kislyak, then-Russian ambassador to america. The retired Military lieutenant common is one in all a number of Trump aides to plead responsible or be convicted at trial in Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference within the 2016 U.S. election.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Modifying by David Gregorio and Jonathan Oatis